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EU Open Data law set to speed the development of Europe-wide services

Europe wants to smash 'barriers' to digital health

gigaom.com
One of the next hot areas of digital investment is connected health management. The number of apps that help empowered patients take charge of their own conditions is growing, and investors are piling in. But that growth is uneven. Whilst the sector is taking off in the United States, Europe acknowledges...
Europe wants to smash 'barriers' to digital health

Germany puts ACTA plans on ice, will await European Parliamentary decision

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Whilst 22 European countries may have already signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trademark Agreement (ACTA), one of Europe’s biggest economies — Germany — will hold off signing the treaty after officials said it would wait for an EU parliamentary decision before moving ahead. Techdirt tipped us to a Speigel Online report which states...
Germany puts ACTA plans on ice, will await European Parliamentary decision

In Five Years, One-Third Of Americans Will Own Tablets (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

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By 2016, more than one-third of Americans will own tablet computers. That prediction from Forrester shows why it's so important for Microsoft and its hardware partners to come out with viable competitors to the iPad.  Forrester says that U.S. customers will purchase more than 227 million tablets between 2010...
In Five Years, One-Third Of Americans Will Own Tablets (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

More choice for wireless noise: Sonos HiFi System owners can now stream music via 7digital

thenextweb.com
Proud owners of Sonos‘ rather gorgeous wireless HiFi systems were already able to stream music from a variety of cloud-based services, including Spotify, Rdio, MOG, Pandora and Deezer, but the start of the new year brings even more goodies. Open digital music platform company 7digital today announced a partnership with...
More choice for wireless noise: Sonos HiFi System owners can now stream music via 7digital
iTunes Match reportedly going live in new European countries including Italy, Austria, and Greece

Online Shoe Retailer Spartoo Marches On With €25 Million Series C, Led By Sofina, To Bolster European Growth

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European online footwear and bag retailer, Spartoo — the ‘Zappos of Europe’ — has raised €25 million ($32.5 million) in Series C funding led by investment holding company Sofina. Existing investors A Plus Finance, CM-CIC Capital Privé, Highland Partners and Endeavour Vision also participated in the round. The company has raised €45 Million...
Online Shoe Retailer Spartoo Marches On With €25 Million Series C, Led By Sofina, To Bolster European Growth
Orange customers flee to Free Mobile’s new ultra-cheap plans
Stiktu creates virtual graffiti you can only see on your phone

Daily Secret lands $1.85 million from U.S. investors, delivers daily city tips to your inbox

thenextweb.com
Exclusive - Daily Secret, which emails you a ‘best kept secret’ about your favorite city every day, has raised $1.85 million in Series A funding from Groupon investor BV Capital and Greycroft Partners, The Next Web has learned. Currently live in 9 cities around the world, including Athens, Istanbul and...
Daily Secret lands $1.85 million from U.S. investors, delivers daily city tips to your inbox
Samsung S Health launched: control your weight and blood sugar with the Galaxy S III
Fans turn to mobile devices for Olympic searches, says Google

French Birchbox Competitor JolieBox Acquires Spain’s Glamourum

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JolieBox, which is basically a French version of Birchbox, has just acquired the Spanish version of Birchbox, a service known as Glamourum. The acquisition comes a few months following the company’s Series A with Alven Capital, and the acquisition of its U.K. competitor Boudoir Privé. Terms of the deal were not disclosed,...
French Birchbox Competitor JolieBox Acquires Spain’s Glamourum

iPhone 3GS Finally Arrives to Russia: 9 Months Later and $100 Less Expensive

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Today here in Russia we have finally learned the date when we should expect iPhone 3GS to become officially available in the country as one of the leading local mobile carries and one of the largest electronics retailer have announced that they are initializing the sales this week, on the...
iPhone 3GS Finally Arrives to Russia: 9 Months Later and $100 Less Expensive

Windows Phone edges closer to RIM in Europe as Android powers ahead

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Google OS takes 60% and more of handset sales in US and big European countries, but Nokia starting to assert itself tooThe remark by the RIM chief executive that "we have a clear shot at being the number three platform on the market" in smartphones is under threat in Europe....
Windows Phone edges closer to RIM in Europe as Android powers ahead
Universal Music UK exec says Spotify doesn't hurt sales, digital revenues nearing parity
New markets announced for Surface Pro and Surface RT

Rhapsody to launch music subscriptions in 16 European countries this spring

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Music subscription service Rhapsody is going to launch in 16 additional European countries in the second quarter of 2013, CEO John Irving told me during a meeting at CES 2013 Thursday. This marks the first proper international launch for the long-standing music subscription service. Rhapsody already has a presence in...
Rhapsody to launch music subscriptions in 16 European countries this spring

Facebook Search Could Actually Be Great for Google (Why? Antitrust.)

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Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my ethics statement. Because it’s barely launched yet and not fully fleshed out, financial analysts are saying today that they don’t see Facebook’s new search product as a big competitor to Google, for now. But the fact that Facebook has finally made its...
Facebook Search Could Actually Be Great for Google (Why? Antitrust.)
Gamers spend $3.4B on all types of games in Q1

European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

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The European Commission has officially reached a settlement with Apple and four publishers – Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Macmillan’s parent company, Holtzbrinck — on ebook pricing. The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster and it was approved in September. Apple and Holtzbrinck...
European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

Windows RT takes a hit as Samsung halts European sales of Ativ Tab tablets

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Windows RT, Microsoft's first tablet-focused operating system, is not proving to be a hit in Europe. Actually, demand on the old continent is so weak that Samsung will reportedly stop sales of its Windows RT tablet in Germany. Ativ Tab sales will also be halted in several other, yet...
Windows RT takes a hit as Samsung halts European sales of Ativ Tab tablets

Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday

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Fab, the fast-growing online design sales site, has acquired fellow design store LLUSTRE.COM, which will be henceforth be known as Fab UK. The news was due to be announced by Fab later today, but looks like LLUSTRE.com jumped the gun on its own blog. The UK launches comes as social...
Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday

Samsung serves up Eurosport on its Smart TV range in Europe

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Samsung is bringing Eurosport to its Smart TV range in Europe, making it the first ‘regional’ sports service to land on the platform. Both Eurosport and Eurosport 2 will be available to stream in forty European countries, though it won’t be arriving in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Macedonia, Monaco and...
Samsung serves up Eurosport on its Smart TV range in Europe
Three UK upgrading 3G network in a bid to hold off LTE

The Workforce Double Whammy: No Jobs. Wrong Skills.

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It's counterproductive to discuss whether we have a talent shortage or high unemployment. We have both. Even as the economy recovers, the Obama administration's Council of Economic Advisors earlier this year projected that the unemployment rate would stay well above 6% until 2015. At the same time, the argument that...
The Workforce Double Whammy: No Jobs. Wrong Skills.

Amazon Allows European Mobile Developers to Get Paid Electronically

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Amazon is making it easier for developers in some European countries to get paid for selling their apps on the Amazon Appstore, the company said in a blog post......
Amazon Allows European Mobile Developers to Get Paid Electronically

Samsung to stop sale of Windows RT tablets in Germany due to weak demand, according to MobileGeeks

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We already know that Samsung was too timid (or maybe too sensible) to launch its Windows RT-based ATIV Tab hybrid in the US, but now it appears the manufacturer is having doubts about European demand too. Our friends at MobileGeeks are reporting that Samsung will stop selling its ATIV...
Samsung to stop sale of Windows RT tablets in Germany due to weak demand, according to MobileGeeks

HTC Desire C unveiled featuring 3.5-inch display, Beats audio, 5-megapixel camera and NFC support

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Having already made the rounds under the guise of HTC Golf and Wildfire C, HTC has today confirmed the launch of the Desire C, a budget Android smartphone that features Beats audio, Ice Cream Sandwich and NFC support. The 3.5-inch smartphone is powered by a 600MHz Snapdragon S1 processor and...
HTC Desire C unveiled featuring 3.5-inch display, Beats audio, 5-megapixel camera and NFC support

RIAA: The Pirate Bay is The Worst of The Worst

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Two weeks ago The Pirate Bay redirected the site to a Swedish .se domain, safely outside the reach of US authorities. This change hasn’t gone unnoticed by the RIAA, as Vice President Mitch Glazier just published a scathing reply. Describing The Pirate Bay as one of the worst offenders, the...
RIAA: The Pirate Bay is The Worst of The Worst
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